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February 11, 2016
If you haven’t heard much about the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015, you’re not alone. The bill was just passed by Congress, and while it didn’t get a lot of attention outside of Washington, the positive changes it brings are significant. The law will modernize and speed up the customs clearance process in
February 1, 2016
Most foreign shippers are aware that specific documentation requirements such as commercial invoice and the use of appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes are required for a commercial shipment to enter the United States from abroad. When an import shipment is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), additional data elements can make the
December 28, 2015
Have you ever heard of PREDICT for FDA import clearance? When a shipment regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arrives at the US border, there are two options: It can either be released immediately by the federal agency without further examination, or it can experience a delay at the American port of entry.
November 12, 2014
America and Europe have more than just history, culture and values in common. Our economic health depends on our taking every opportunity to increase trade between the continents. After all, the United States and the European Union are each other’s largest economic partners – trading over $2 Billion in goods and services every day.What’s holding us back from more?
February 17, 2012
NOTE: This is a guest blog with the United States Department of Commerce. (View post on Dept of Commerce site here)